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Newly Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer?
Your Guide to Next Steps
You’ve just been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Now what? Our helpful guide to choosing a surgeon, what to expect in the hospital and during recovery with advice from Catherine Sinclair, MD, FRACS, director of the division of head and neck surgery at Mt. Sinai West and an attending surgeon at Mt. Sinai Cancer Centers of New York.
An American Idol Finds Her Voice After Thyroid Cancer
American Idol finalist, Jax, talks about being diagnosis with thyroid cancer and the fear of losing her voice for good.
How Common is Thyroid Cancer? Neck Lumps and Thyroid Nodules
Thyroid cancer is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the neck below the Adam’s apple. Thyroid cancer is relatively common, with 62,980 new cases reported in the United States in 2014.
Radioactive iodine therapy can improve survival for thyroid cancer patients with bone tumors
Thyroid cancer that has spread throughout the body can dramatically worsen a patient's prognosis, but new research suggests that in the case of bone metastases, radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy may be a reliable treatment.
Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but not beyond the realm of possibility
In infrequent cases, clumps of thyroid cells can develop from birth in bodily sites other than the gland itself. Called ectopic thyroid, this tissue is subject to cancer just like any other organ, leading in rare instances to ectopic thyroid cancer (ETC).
Too little blood-borne adiponectin may boost risk of thyroid cancer
Research conducted by a team of Greek and American endocrinologists has revealed that too little of the metabolic protein adiponectin in the blood may increase the likelihood of thyroid cancer, while higher levels may entail a lower-than-average risk of the disease.
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome boosts risk of thyroid cancer, even in childhood
Among people with phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS), the lifetime risk of developing thyroid cancer is much higher - even in childhood, according to a recent set of case studies.
Fine-needle biopsy can accurately diagnose thyroid cancer in large nodules
Having a large thyroid nodule does not necessarily indicate the presence of thyroid cancer, but physicians often recommend the use of an ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in order to determine whether such a growth is benign or malignant.
Diabetes increases late-life risk of thyroid cancer
While previous studies have suggested that diabetes increases a person's lifetime risk of developing thyroid cancer, a new report has announced that this association appears to hold true for retirement-age Americans.
How prevalent is thyroid cancer in the U.S.?
Though it may seem like an easy disease to track, thyroid cancer can be relatively subtle, requiring oncologists and epidemiologists to analyze reams of data in the effort to pin down its prevalence.
CSI: NY actor opens up about the personal, financial costs of thyroid cancer
After discovering he had thyroid cancer, actor Hill Harper decided to record his thoughts and frustrations about health, finances and family in a new book, titled The Wealth Cure.
Article reviews rare cardiac metastases of thyroid cancer
Even among the most virulent types of metastatic thyroid cancer, the carcinoma is very unlikely to migrate to the heart, which is why a team of Australian researchers recently compiled a list of all cardiac metastases of thyroid tumors (CMTTs) recorded in the last 130 years.
Case study examines spread of papillary thyroid cancer to bones
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is generally considered the most benign of all thyroid carcinomas, with a low risk of metastasis, which is one reason why a researcher from Georgetown University published a case study of a patient whose PTC was found to have spread to many skeletal sites in her body.
Age, tumor size affect metastasis, prognosis for patients with follicular thyroid cancer
Though it is not the most virulent form of thyroid carcinoma, follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) is more likely than the papillary variety to spread to distant sites in the body, which is one reason why Japanese researchers recently analyzed the factors affecting the metastasis of FTC.
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